Nokia unveils N96
Barcelona, February 13, 2008
Nokia has unveiled the Nokia N96, a multimedia computer optimised for video and TV, the company said in a statement.
With a large 2.8” screen, 16 gigabytes of internal memory and support for high-quality videos in a wide range of formats, the dual-slide Nokia N96 is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 with an estimated sales price of approximately $800, before subsidies or taxes, it added.
“In 2007, the Nokia N95 became an icon of convergence of Internet and mobility. With more than seven million units sold to date, the N95 has changed the way people use their mobile device. The Nokia N96 we introduced today builds on the success of N95, further enhancing the experience,” says Jonas Geust, who oversees Nokia’s Explore category.
“Through the power of the Internet, video and TV are becoming even more prevalent in people’s lives. With its large, bright screen, and a range of high-speed connectivity options and the enhanced Nokia Video Center, the new Nokia N96 is a personal window to entertainment,” said Geust.
The Nokia N96 supports common video formats including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video, making favorite videos easy to view.
Transferring and accessing videos is even faster with the high-speed USB 2.0 connection and WLAN and HSDPA support. In select markets, the integrated DVB-H receiver offers live broadcast TV with an automatically updating program guide. The massive memory can store up to 40 hours of video content.
The storage capacity of the Nokia N96 can even be further expanded with an optional microSD card, such as the new Nokia 8GB microSDHC Card MU-43 which increases the available memory of the Nokia N96 to a total of 24 GB.
For added convenience, the Nokia N96 features a ‘kickstand’ on the back cover that allows for hands-free viewing. – TradeArabia News Service